If the litter only has males and you are (or hubby) is set on a female then it wasn't time yet. At least that is what I told myself.
I thought I wanted the exact opposite of Cami as far as looks go. She was a flashy fawn and I decided I wanted a flashy reverse brindle. Finding a breeder with an upcoming pairing that would even be capable of producing that pup was challenging. The fact that it was possible still didn't guarantee that one of the pups would come out that way!
Then I got honest with myself and admitted that my first love was a flashy fawn. I love them all of course but there is just something TO ME about that combination.
Hubby wanted a male but I prefer females. Males are great as well, but working with dogs all day I see things in males that I would rather avoid. Not to say that females don't come with their own set of issues but I am more used to them and feel more capable of living with them.
Then the pups were born. There was a gorgeous flashy reverse brindle....and then there was Raine who had a pretty much identical twin.
I fell in love and that was that!
Don't be overly surprised if your boy has a hand in helping your new pup finds its way to you. Cami surely helped us.
My friend has a white Boxer that is Cami's cousin (same grandpa). She moved into a new house that doesn't have AC. Sugar wasn't doing so well in the heat over the summer so she pretty much stayed at our house as a "favor" so she didn't suffer. More like we kept telling the friend that it was too hot for Sugar and she should come stay with us. She spent weeks at a time with us after we lost Cami. She helped us so much. I know what you mean about being around other dogs after losing your own. Very therapeutic.
Susi & Raine
Forever missing.....my angel Cami
3/25/03 - 2/17/10